Getting Started

Board of Directors

 
  Thabo Ndlela
Non-Executive Chairman - WestconGroup

Thabo is an exceptional business executive with more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology Management, Electronic Business (eCommerce) and Supply Chain Management. He has an impeccable track record as a Chief Information Officer in Manufacturing, Hospitality, Banking and Media Industries; he has worked for companies including Sun International, Absa, Volition, SABC and Nampak. He provides strategic advisory to Company Boards on IT Governance, IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Technology Sourcing. He is an industry thought leader, research contributor and frequent speaker at ICT conferences such as Gartner, ITWeb and Brainstorm CIO Forums. Thabo is a Director of the IFS Africa Board and Independent Trustee for the Cisco Foundation. He has instituted the IT Governance Committee, was a member of the Risk Committee and Management Board at Sun International. Thabo holds a BSc Electrical Engineering Degree, Masters in Information Technology and is studying towards a PhD in Commerce at the University of Cape Town. He belongs to the South African Engineering Council, South African Institute of Electrical Engineers and Institute of Directors.

Andries Coetzee | CFO WestconGroup Southern Africa   Andries Coetzee
CFO WestconGroup Southern Africa 

Andries Coetzee is the Chief Financial Officer of WestconGroup Southern Africa and is currently responsible for the financial operations of the company.

A chartered accountant by trade, Andries began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1981, becoming a partner in 1988. He studied at the University of Stellenbosch and UNISA and before joining Comztek in the position of financial director in 2002, he held a director position at Oracle Corporation for six years.

Andries was a core member of the Comztek team that lead the acquisition of the Comztek business by the Datatec Group, assisting with merging its operations with its WestconGroup South Africa and Africa business.

Outside of work Andries is a keen golfer, enjoys the outdoors and is a wine aficionado.
Oren Fuchs | Non-Executive Director - WestconSA   Oren Fuchs
Non-Executive Director - WestconGroup

Oren Fuchs is currently the special projects manager at MIC, which is the minority shareholder of WestconSA. His previous positions include: Corporate Strategy Manager, SABC, Cofounder, General Manager: Finance & Viability, Blue IQ, Deputy Director: Economic Policy: Department of Finance and Economic Affairs, Professional Planner: Johannesburg Metropolitan Council, IT Administrator : Robin Lee Associates. 

Mahlatse Kabi | Non-executive Director - WestconSA   Mawande Maqungo
Non-Executive Director  – WestconGroup

Mawande Maqungo is currently the Group Legal Manager at Datatec Limited, which is the majority shareholder of WestconSA. He is an admitted attorney and member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. His previous experience includes: Banking and Finance Associate at Webber Wentzel, a leading African law firm.

Richard Hodgetts | European Finance Director - WestconGroup   Jon Toohey
Westcon EMEA CFO

Jon Toohey is the Westcon EMEA CFO based in the UK. He is a qualified charted accountant and, after obtained B.Com(Honours) from Wits University, began his career with Deloitte in Johannesburg, Cambridge and Amsterdam before moving into industry. Whilst in industry he has had a numbers of senior finance roles with listed groups such as Exel(acquired by DHL), Reckitt Benckiser, Danka(acquired by Ricoh) and Travelport. He is also a qualified treasurer and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

  Sandiswa Ziphethe-Makola
Non-Executive Chairman - WestconGroup

Sandiswa is a Senior Transactor in the Investments division at the Mineworkers Investment Company. She has 10 years’ investment banking experience gained from Merrill Lynch SA and Nedbank Limited. Sandiswa holds a Bachelor of Business Science from UCT and is currently a Masters in Development Finance candidate with UCT GSB.
Sandiswa also serves on the Boards of African Marine Solutions (Pty) Ltd and Universal Industries Corporation (Pty) Ltd

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